Raspbian Server Edition forks: NK and AC

I have a thing of running my Raspberry Pi headless, using Raspbian Server Edition. Current versions of Raspbian Server Edition is sort of old now, though.

I am preparing two forks of Raspbian Server Edition, both based on upstream version 2.5:

  • RSE 2.5NK: Based on RSE 2.5, latest bootloader, kernel is from rpi-update.
  • RSE 2.5AC: Based on RSE 2.5, latest bootloader, kernel have Wolfson Audio Card support.
  • RSE 2.5NK+: Based on NK, added command-line GPIO utilities, LAMP stack and mod_suexec for apache. Intended to be used as a home automation hub.
  • RSE 2.5AC+: Like NK+, but based on AC kernel. Intended to be used as a DLNA/AirPlay target or multipurpose guitar effect stompbox.

Stuff is still being assembled, and I will publish torrents and download links once it is finished.

China Telecom EPON device, IPTV and TR069

After reading Wesley’s post about their problematic, data stealing router, I want to rant about mine.

In the neighbourhood I am living in, the only ISP is China Telecom.

For those who want a broadband connection, Telecom’s standard issue CPE is a combined EPON/Router device.  The device establishes EPON and PPPoE connection for you, have built-in DHCP server and Wi-Fi access point, and seems to be a good all-in-one CPE.

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Review: Austin & Ally: “Future Sounds & Festival Songs”

Recently I started on that TV show. I am a 21-year-old but when I am stressed out I still, occasionally, watch Disney Channel shows.

This particular episode, however, caught my notice. It is about Austin finding out about a songwriting machine (or algorithm) that takes a few notes as its input, and spits out a whole pop-ish song.

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